Does anyone tend to dislike theatrical these days?

Jubenhimer

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When you look at the animated films that release in theaters, the vast majority of them are cut from the same exact templates, molds, and styles. Trailers and advertisements always make them look like silly, wise-cracking' talking animal nonsense for 7 year olds, and more often than not the film itself is exactly what those promised. Sure, once or twice a year, you'll get a Zootopia or Into the Spider-Verse. But the vast majority of theatrical animation is the same. Same storytelling methods, same tropes, same structure, same jokes. I guess this is no real surprise, Hollywood hates risk taking more than they hate fun. So why take a risk on some weird, strange concept that people might actually like, when you can slap some corny one-liners and fart jokes on a Talking Polar Bear, plaster it on every Happy Meal and Chuck e Cheese ad imaginable, and call it a day. Honestly, it's amazing a film like Spider Man Into the Spider-Verse was able to get released at all. It's so strikingly different from what's been shoveled into theaters lately that it makes me think the suits at Sony were asleep at the switch. This honestly isn't a recent thing tbh. Hollywood always runs a formula into the ground each generation. Like how everybody desperately wanted to be Disney in the 90s, or how every TV cartoon ever can also be a theatrical film in the 2000s, Now everyone wants to be DreamWorks, or Illumination.

I think we all know this at this point, but I now you know why I'm not the biggest fan of theatrical animation. a large portion of it is banal, design-by-committee dreck that substitutes good story telling and characters, with catchphrases and over-commercialism to compensate for a lack of creativity.
 

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You said...for Kids .... The Disney movies on 30/40's are from Grimm fairytales or someone else but Always adapted from stories for kids...

The cgi movie final fantasy was a flop....so Is Better make family movies
 

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The problem is that animated movies are still seen as kids movies by most people. If people are “too old” to go see animated movies, why try to make them for people who aren’t going to see them?

By making them “kids” movies, you’re guaranteed to not only get the kids but the adults who have to take them to see it. It’s basically Buy 1, Get 1 for movie studios.
 

Jubenhimer

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You said...for Kids .... The Disney movies on 30/40's are from Grimm fairytales or someone else but Always adapted from stories for kids...

The cgi movie final fantasy was a flop....so Is Better make family movies
The problem is that animated movies are still seen as kids movies by most people. If people are “too old” to go see animated movies, why try to make them for people who aren’t going to see them?

By making them “kids” movies, you’re guaranteed to not only get the kids but the adults who have to take them to see it. It’s basically Buy 1, Get 1 for movie studios.
Nothing wrong with family entertainment. Problem is, many animated films are all cut from the same DreamWorks/Illumination mold that they all just blend in together. I'm pretty sure even kids get sick of the same formula again.
 

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Also Del Toro's Book of Life was another very good movie,also for older audiences since it deals with death.

80s were much worse when it came to bad cartoons and toys advertising

Excluding Japanese studios and western movie productions, most tv cartoons were poorly animated.

At least today kids have vastly more choices what to watch.

I havent watched a CGI kids movie on cinema and never will.

In fact this Christmas I traveled to London and watched on cinema Land Before Time, Disney's Pinnochio ,When Marnie was there and Princess Kaguya. No need to bother with newer cgi stuff after this

One reason I dont watch new anime and flash cartoons that much is because they suffer from the same repetitive patterns. I guess I shouldnt watch too much for my age